Patient :My left ankle, which I had reconstructive surgery on about 8 years ago, has swelled up and is painful to walk on. I started walking/running at lunch again on Monday and think that may have been what aggravated it. Is this a time when I listen to my body and stay off of it (I am icing and elevating already) or push through the pain and get out there to walk at lunch?
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